I've come "off-agency" and will be signing a contract by the end of the week, it is initially a 3 month deal, and I'm optimistic about renewing for a longer term.
'bella: keepin' on truckin'
<laughs> Welcome back, Groo - it's great to read you again!
And congrats to you, 'Bella - you go, girl!
in preparation for co-teaching it, after which I will be "certified
adjunct faculty for a regionally and nationally accredited occupational
education institution." It's rough being me.
On the flip side, I am very likely mobilizing this fall to go back to
Afghanistan for another tour (albeit only 9 months in theater). It's
not a sure thing, but at this point I would be surprised if it did not
Be safe over there, Sig!
Technically, I worked 15 hours yesterday to fix bugs related to making our product more robust when tcp/ip errors happen.
But, because of the political climate we are facing within our own (merged) company, I have to instead say that I modified code to work around problems in the internet.
When Engineers Become Political...
Just tell them that you had to stop the sofware from crying when the internets go boomy.
It's stupid, really.
But it got wildly political. We aren't sure this merged company is such a great thing. They're morons.
Sadly not unusual with mergers. Just keep out of it as much as you can....unless you can parlay it into something funny (for you).
This merger is worse than others I've survived.
I think there's always something of a conflict when services merge with products, in terms of methodologies. We had a goal that we hoped to achieve, and we still hope to achieve it, but unfortunately two people in the merged company don't seem to understand it.
But then, some people do not understand how companies grow, and what you can do to accomodate that growth.
True, I'm afraid.
Could be worse though.... In addition to the issues you noted, you could also be facing a situation where the joiners do not understand your industry and/or do not understand your business model.
Tricky business, mergers.
Don't suppose those two have any sense of humor....
No, they don't. They get angry. One of them flies off the handle and screams at his co-workers occasionally.
He's really, really delightful.
The other one is basically clueless. She's out of her element, I suspect.
Oh ugh. We've a couple of those. Less than pleasant. Hope it improves for you, fleeb.
When Engineers Become Political...
Hey, it's better than politicians pretending to be people with engineering knowledge.
It'll get better.
One way or another.
As for being political, I prefer to be completely forthright, but whent he shit gets weird...
....the Weird get Shitting?
Hm... actually, there's some truth to that, I think.
fixed a memleak in some code which also was already in a production release.
now I said that we needed to patch that in the production code also.
-nooooooo we can't do that, and its not an issue since that functionality isn't used in production anyways.
now, two years later, this code is in fact in production, and the memory leak is threattening the production system.
so, we spent next to a month worktime distributed over the last 3 months searching that issue again, since its not as occurant in the live system, and the usecase isn't triggered very often...
meanwhile the whole part of the code was replaced with a more elegant way of doing things; that was backported, but they didn't deploy it for over a month now.